5 Things to Know about the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

5 Things to Know about the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

The Project Management Institute, or PMI, publishes a book called A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, which is often known as the PMBOK, PMBOK Guide, or simply The Guide.

In this article, we'll share some key tips you should know about the PMBOK if you're a project manager or thinking of becoming a project manager, if you're thinking of buying the PMBOK, and/or if you're thinking of sitting for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or other certifications.

What Is the PMBOK?

The PMBOK includes a set of standard terms and accepted guidelines for people working in project management.

PMI created the PMBOK to be an effective resource to assist in project management in any industry.

How Often is the PMBOK Updated?

The PMBOK Guide was first published in 1996.

Later editions came out in 2004, 2008, 2013, 2017, and 2021.

The most recent edition of the PMBOK Guide is Edition 7, which the PMI published in 2021.

The PMI 2021 Talent Gap report found that:

The global economy needs 25 million new project professionals by 2030 as high-performing project managers are key to managing complex projects.

What About Certifications?

PMI offers a variety of certifications related to program and project management. This includes the Project Management Professional, or PMP, certification, the Program Management Professional, or PgMP, certification, and many more.

Check out the full list of PMP Certifications.

Why Do PMI Certification Exams Change?

Exam updates help keep certifications current with the evolving state of the project management profession, and are updated in two circumstances:

  • When PMI releases new exam content outline, which details the critical tasks and knowledge areas tested in the exam;
  • When there is an update to an existing standard, or when a new PMI publication is added to a certification reference list. This ensures the questions align with any new terminology.

The questions are written by active project management professionals and reflect the latest information and best practices.

Does Vector Solutions Offer Training Based on the PMBOK?

Yes, Vector Solutions’ project management training library helps professionals evolve their project management skills and bring projects to completion on time, within budget, and free of financial or legal complications. Organizations can equip their project managers with the technical and soft skills needed to successfully manage any project from start to finish.

Learners can access our newly added 7th Edition courses in our Project Management eLearning course library that are based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 7th Edition guidance and accredited by PMI.

Conclusion: Let Us Help You With Your Project Management Career Advancement Goals

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